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Enrique Lomnitz

Isla Urbana
2013 Innovator Under 35

Enrique Lomnitz is an industrial designer by trade. Mexico City born and US raised, Lomnitz has a passion for sustainability in all of its application. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where he developed a rainwater harvesting project for low income Mexico.  Lomnitz then returned to Mexico City and founded Isla Urbana.
Isla Urbana focuses on developing a model to make rainwater harvesting into a viable water source for Mexico City capable of greatly increasing its sustainability, while helping water scarce communities.
Lomnitz is an Ashoka Fellow and lives and works in Mexico City.